About this listing
Enjoy our dressed up guest room in the heart of a great neighborhood in a wonderful city! We'll share our kitchen while you're here, and you have your own private bathroom, along with a quiet private room at the back of our house. Come explore DC!
Stay with us and we'll help guide your way while you're here (if you want us to)...
Your private bedroom is attached to our rowhouse in Columbia Heights, so you'll be sharing our kitchen and living room with us.
Our house is a 12-minute (0.6 mile) walk to the Columbia Heights Metro Station, which will take you directly to just about anywhere you might want to go in the DC Metro area.
Our house is just two blocks from a Capital Bikeshare station, too, if you're interested in biking around town (for a fee).
Looking for vegan food? How about Indian/Pakistani? Are you a locavore? Love great pizza? How about Ethiopian food? Mexican food? Wine bar? Great local beer joint? We have all of these and more just 10 minutes or less by foot from our front door, and we're happy to guide you and make recommendations for any other interest you may have (within reason).
Your room has...
a double bed big enough for two adults (just slightly smaller than a queen-size)
it's own bathroom with a standard shower/tub combination
lots of color and natural light, but also privacy curtains to draw when desired
has a security-alarm system for extra peace of mind
is located in a safe, diverse neighborhood for you to explore, with people & families from all over the world
has a front porch you're welcome to use
We're looking forward to hosting you!
Other Things to Note
Please note: we have no cable TV. We do have a cat, so if you are allergic, this is not the room for you.
No smoking, no pets (we have a cat upstairs). Please observe our quiet hours from 12 am to 7 am. Please remove your shoes upon entering the house. Living room & kitchen are shared with the owners.
Mike and Ambica are great hosts. Their home is as described in the profile.
The house is beautiful and well decorated.
Ambica and Mike are the most peaceful and nice people I've met, they gave us so many information's about area they live, and we are so thankful for all. The room was so ready and clean for us. We will definitely stay again at Ambica and Mike's house. Thank you both.
My wife, Eboni, and mother-in-law, Valerie, stayed with Mike and Ambica for four nights during the inauguration. They were very gracious hosts. Eboni said, "The room was clean and ready for us when we got there. They made sure that we were comfortable and made it easy for us to come and go when we pleased. We also had some great conversations! They helped us come up with an itinerary of sights to see in DC (since it was our first trip). They left breakfast for us, after asking us what we liked. This is a great place and great deal, I recommend that everyone should stay here."
This host has 33 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Ambica & Mike
I'm a tree-hugger at heart. My wife is an artist. We own a business together. We're an eco-conscious couple who like to live life to its fullest, embrace the good things and good people that are all around, travel a bit, try different ethnic foods from all over the world, explore music from all genres, cook, and entertain in our new house!
In April of 2012, after living in DC since 2008, my wife and I bought this 100-year-old house (circa 1913) within 2.5 miles of the White House, and we intend to live here for a long time, so we've really gone all out to make this home special. We spent many hours and much love to spruce it up and make it our home. Now we want to share it with others who share our love of travel and big-city life.
My wife is from New Delhi, India, so we go there as often as we are able (not often enough, though). We met in Bloomington, Indiana while she was in graduate school and I was running for County Commissioner of Monroe County. Now we're living it up in the capital city, which is a real gem of a city. We'd love to share our favorite places with you, help you find the perfect restaurants, and help you find things to do that are off the beaten paths of the typical DC tourists.
We do have a cat, so if that's a problem, there's nothing we can do about that. She's a short-haired black tabby cat, born in 2000, and is very independent. Her name is Zapatista (or Zappa for short, since her caretaker [Mike] is a huge fan of the Zapatistas of Chiapas, Mexico, as well as a fan of Frank Zappa), and she likes people to be around her, but she's not real crazy about too much affection (a little goes a long way with her).
Our house is in a great neighborhood called Columbia Heights. It's about a 12-minute walk to the nearest Metro subway station (also called Columbia Heights), and there are bus stops and a Capital Bikeshare station right around the corner from our house, so it's easy to get around! Taxi cabs are also easy to hail if you'd rather go that way.
Everything this great city has to offer is within easy reach from where we live!